December 8, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Give a the gift of a manatee this holiday season

Are you stumped trying to find an out-of-the ordinary gift for those “special someones” this holiday season? Why not give them a real, live manatee? More...

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Chick-fil-A hosts blood drive Chick-fil-A has teamed up with One- Blood to host a blood drive this holiday season. More...

At ‘Sail with the Paintbrush,’ artists raise funds for Sailing Squadron

The Renaissance School of Art, together with the SRQ Plein Air Painters of Sarasota, will host a quick draw event in which artists will create paintings in less than three hours. “Sail With the Paintbrush” will be held Dec. More...

Two service organizations join forces to stabilize Lovers Key

Lovers Key State Park beach is now a safer place, thanks to a joint service project conducted by The Urban Land Institute of Southwest Florida and Keep Lee County Beautiful. This safety project did not involve security or surveillance systems. More...

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Real Estate News

House hunting:

2838 Sancho Panza Court, Punta Gorda

Understated elegance abounds in this custom home located on 80 feet of prime sailboat access waterfront. Oversized 45-foot dock with boatlift on a 125-foot-wide canal for your boating adventures out to Charlotte Harbor and beyond. More...

Florida reports largest homeless decrease in one-year period

Homelessness continues to decline in the U.S., specifically among families with children, veterans and individuals with long-term disabling conditions, according to the latest national estimate by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Singer JJ Grey ... brings his raw honesty to Punta Gorda

For JJ Grey, there was only one path in life to take — music. He hesitated once, when he was still a kid.  More...

Good Vibrations: The Beach Boys invade Mann Hall

Beach Boys lead singer Mike Love came out with an autobiography in September that covers the long and at times tumultuous history of the group, not to mention more than a few parts of his personal life. More...

Say cheese and do ‘The Turtle.’ You’re on ‘Candid Camera’

THE DIVA DIARIES

’Tis the season to smile and look festive! Indeed, like it or not, there’s a good chance that we’ll be captured in photographs — a lot — in the next few weeks. More...

Randy Thibault looks at Babcock Ranch

Babcock Ranch in southern Charlotte County is zoned for 19,000 new homes. How will it affect the real estate market nearby?  More...

A friend and hero: the last of Doolittle’s Raiders

Retrospect is a great trivializer for many, but not for Fred Valentine, at 94 a vibrant Naples resident still young enough to celebrate a living hero, the last of 80. More...

Christmas on Sunday means uber early shipping dates

With Christmas Day falling on a Sunday this year, it’s more important than ever to get your holiday shipping organized. If you want a gift to arrive by Christmas, you should shoot for a Dec. 23 delivery. More...

Three budget-friendly tips for holiday road trips

Many Americans are stretching their dollars to make a trip home for the holidays. While driving is the thrifty option, unexpected vehicle repairs can bust the budget this time of year. More...

Waltzing Waters makes a seasonal splash at Edison & Ford Winter Estates

This year, the Holiday Nights at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, now in its 41st year, has a new Waltzing Waters holiday fountain display synched with holiday music and brightly-colored lights.  More...

Business News

The company party

How to celebrate the holidays with your bosses and colleagues

’Tis the season for Herculean shopping, holiday decorations, sharing time with loved ones and another yuletide staple: the company Christmas party.  More...

Office party Ps and Qs

Your company’s holiday gathering is just around the corner. Time to let loose and party with your co-workers after a long year, right? Wrong. More...

What’s the future of OPEC and oil prices?

MONEY & INVESTING

One of my favorite lines from one of my favorite movies is during a tense battle sequence in “The Hunt For Red October” when Captain Mancuso calmly states, “The hard part of playing chicken is knowing when to flinch” before he More...